Extreme Makeover Home Edition Ends
I love this show, can't watch it without a box of Kleenex nearby. Part of that is that it expresses how important 'Home' is. Anyone is the industry should understand that, Architects, Builders, Realtors, Designers. A home isn't just a place to hang your coat, park your car. It is a refuge, a safe haven. We in the 'biz' understand that more than most. Short Sales and Foreclosures are more than a terrible drain on the economy - they are a drain on the emotions, a loss of security, the loss of dreams. I understand that, any Realtor with a heart would.
Back to the headliner..... Tonight I watched a story about the Johnson-Goslee Family. 16 year old Wyzhir had lost his left hand in an accident a year ago. But that didn't stop his dreams of helping everyone in his close knit community, or deter him from his dreams of someday being a designer, maybe even an Architect. EMHE gave him a chance at those dreams, and his family a chance at a new life. This kid is charismatic, bright and very intelligent. And his mom was supportive of that, giving him freedom to explore his dreams.
I understand the kid's loss. My father lost his right arm above his elbow when he was 19 in an accident in a Chicago furniture factory. Growing up with that man didn't bother me a bit, he seemed so natural to me. My brother lost his left leg just below the knee in a gun accident. He's proud to wear his prosthesis in shorts. Just the way he is.
Two of my favorite quotes from the show:
"Allow your differences to empower you." Sound familiar? Think niche marketing.
"All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it." from 'We bought a Zoo.'
It's just too bad that a show like this that has brought joy, inspiration and good works to so many has to end. Extreme Makeover Home Edition, I will so miss you!